A digital portal named “LawyHER.pk” has been launched in Pakistan, with an aim to attach , celebrate and amplify the work and voices of girls in law.
The one-stop dedicated online platform includes various features like Information Desk, networking opportunities, female practitioner’s directory, discussion forum, historic contributions of girls to law, interviews, and updates, useful resources, among many others.
As per reports, the digital portal has been launched as a part of ‘Increasing Women’s Representation in Law’ Project by the Federal Ministry of Law and Justice, Group Development Pakistan and ladies in Law Initiative Pakistan.
The said project, which was initiated last year, is supported by the Australian High Commission and therefore the British High Commission in Pakistan. Under this project Pakistan’s first women in law awards are to be held along side a symposium on diversity and inclusion in July, along side the event of a digital portal which is now complete.
The digital portal features a mobile application also , and additionally to those two online mediums, the project also launched a baseline study on the status of women’s representation in law. It includes data on four select categories including judiciary, bar council members, advocates, and prosecutors.
Nida Usman Chaudhary, founding father of Women in Law Initiative and therefore the Lead Consultant/Curator for this project, while explaining the aim of fixing this portal said, “We wanted to form an enduring platform to offer visibility to women in law and to make available the info , resources and access to opportunities during a way that might provide solutions for our common challenges and struggles through the utilization of technology, and which might subsist beyond the lifetime of a project”.
During the launching ceremony, the guest of honor Justice (r) Nasira Iqbal said, “I would really like to congratulate the the Ministry of Law and Justice, the Australian High Commission , British High Commission, and therefore the civil society for launching the online portal and mobile app which may be a guiding tool and resource for ladies who want to hitch the bar .”